Thursday, 08. August 2019, Coffs Harbour, COFFS HARBOUR - *New* Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

from 08. August 2019 - 9:00 till 12:00

Coffs Harbour

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Understanding and Supporting Young People with FASD 
This workshop provides a range of practical tools and strategies for understanding and supporting young people diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, within a therapeutic framework. The workshop is free for accredited foster carers from any organisation. Other professionals have a heavily discounted price of $60.00 + booking fee.
Topics Include:


What are Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders?


Importance of early diagnosis


Diagnostic criteria for FAS, pFAS, ARND and ARBD


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Impact of FASD on functioning


Life and Health Outcomes


Strategies to support cognitive and communication development 


Strategies to support social and emotional development


Strategies to support behavioural development


The facilitator is Trent Savill from Complex Care. . Trent has over 12 years of experience working with complex and high-risk young people in the child-protection system. He provides consultancy to the Department of Communities (Child Safety) and the non-government sector through intensive in-home therapy to children and families, training to carers and professionals, and coordination of residential care programs.
Trent’s primary role now involves consulting with the Department and other agencies around their most complex cases and delivering training around the provision of therapeutic care (Understanding and Responding to Complex Trauma and Attachment).
More info: Kym Glynn - Learning and Development Officerlearning@ 0488025155

COFFS HARBOUR - *New* Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Coffs Harbour event

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